Regency-era canal infrastructure provides setting for new affordable housing in London

Harrow Road housing development by Child Graddon Lewis - by Regent's Canal London

Westminster City Council has given planning permission for new affordable housing to be built at 300 Harrow Road next to London's famous Regent's Canal.

Built in 1812, the canal was designed as part of a master plan for the Prince Regent by architect John Nash to redevelop a large area of central North London.

One hundred new homes with a community space and canal-side greenery are to be built with 50% of the homes being affordable, for either social or intermediate rent. The development gives a range of people the chance to live in the heart of London and priority will be given to those who live and work locally.

A canal side cafe and flexible workspace are two features of this development that seeks to improve the surrounding green space, activating the area and giving residents easy access to Regent's Canal.